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febrero 10, 2010


February 13 & 14 for Soccer Nation Expo 2010 at the L.A. Convention Center - FREE ADMISSION!

Soccer Nation Expo 2010 is this weekend! The largest FREE family soccer expo in the world will be landing at the L.A. Convention Center on February 13 and 14 for two incredible days of soccer fun and action for everyone -- players, coaches, families, friends and soccer fanatics alike! And, as always, Soccer Nation Expo is FREE to the general public! In addition, if you are one of the first 500 people to line up outside the doors of Soccer Nation Expo each morning, you will receive a free goodie bag full of great soccer swag when the doors open!

So, why should you go to Soccer Nation Expo? We have some amazing events lined up for the show, everything from clinics taught by world-class coaches, skill demonstrations and competitions, appearances and autographs by professional players including members of the LA Galaxy, over a hundred fantastic vendor booths, and even the Southwest Regional Futsal Championships. We even have after-hours events lined up like the Cal South Awards Banquet where famous Cal South alumni Julie Foudy and Eric Wynalda will enter the Cal South Hall of Fame.

Here's a breakdown of reasons YOU should go to Soccer Nation Expo 2010:

The Nike 5 / U.S. Futsal Southwest Regional Championship - Fast and furious soccer action with 5v5 teams facing off in a series of preliminary matches, with the top two teams in each bracket meeting in a championship final. Team registration closed on February 8th, but that doesn't mean you can't come and cheer on your family, friends and teammates as they take part in this fun event!

Special Guests - In addition to world class coaches like Oscar Gil, Dave Sarachan, Sacha Van Der Most, Jan Smisek, Klaus Pabst and James Parry, Soccer Nation Expo will feature visits and autograph sessions from players from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Bring your autograph book and have your camera ready! For bios and updates on Special Guests, click here 

The Futboleros Skill Zone - A special area where kids and adults alike can learn soccer skills and juggling tricks from Cal South ODP coaches and members of the popular Futboleros troupe. Twice a day, the Futboleros Skill Zone will hold a special Trick-Off competition, where anyone can compete. Tricks will be judged by Cal South ODP coaches, and prizes to the top tricksters will be awarded.

The Nike Shoe Trial Area and Nike Soccer Plus Demos - Where players can try before they buy. Find the shoes that catch your eye, and see how they work out for you. Drill and skills demos will also be presented by Nike Soccer Plus.

Tempt Your Taste Buds! - Cuties, Jamba Juice, Herbalife, Zipfizz and General Mills will be handing out samples of tasty treats throughout Soccer Nation Expo. And since you are already here getting your snack on, why not test the agility of your fingers by taking part in a Cuties Peeling Contest?

Have Fun! - Have you ever tried playing beach soccer? Have you ever become a life-sized gamepiece while playing Human Foosball? Have you ever sped your way through an inflatable obstacle course? Have you ever tested your shooting accuracy? You can do all this and more at Soccer Nation Expo 2010, where the key word is "fun"!

FREE College Recruiting Seminars - Have a player in your family who needs more information about being recruited to play college sports? Now is your opportunity! The National Collegiate Scouting Association will be holding free seminars on college recruiting throughout Soccer Nation Expo weekend. Click here to see a schedule

Vendors, Sponsors and Partners - Over 100 companies will be offering an incredible variety of products, including soccer gear and equipment, not to mention many other consumer goods and serivces, and all from companies that love "The Beautiful Game" as much as you do! Nike, Fox Soccer Channel, Time Warner, Jamba Juice, Cuties, General Mills and many others will be there. Shop, taste, sample, buy… there's something for everyone! For a full list of exhibitors at Soccer Nation Expo 2010, please click here

The VIP Coach Pass sponsored by the LA Galaxy: Yes, Soccer Nation Expo is FREE for everyone to attend, but interested coaches can take advantage of special VIP seating and exclusive access to the Expo's clinics and classroom sessions by purchasing a VIP Coach Pass sponsored by the LA Galaxy. The VIP Coach Pass is REQUIRED for entry to the VIP Coach Pass Lounge, VIP seating around the "Center Pitch" area, and VIP Coach Pass classroom sessions. Entry will not be granted to coaches, administrators, players or family members without a pass.
The cost is only $30 per VIP Coach Pass - click here to register
US Soccer Federation "A" License coaches will pay $45 and earn 2 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)* - click here to register 

The Pass is limited to the first 500 coaches that register and includes:

o Early, private access inside Soccer Nation Expo on Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm. (Show doors do not open to the public until 9:30 am.)

o Coffee and pastries will be provided by SoccerOne to all VIP Coaches during the early access hour. (Available in VIP Coach Pass Lounge on show floor.)

o Free Swag Bag ($50 value) - includes: LA84 Foundation/Cal South Sackpack, Cal South Coaching Education T-shirt, Success in Soccer CD and magazine, a SoccerOne Field Diagram Pad, online access to Center Pitch Coaching Clinic Videos, and a Cal South pen.

o Reserved VIP seating around the "Center Pitch" where coaching clinics by professional world class coaches will take place on the hour, every hour, throughout the event.

o VIP access to private classroom sessions given by Oscar Gil, Dave Sarachan, Sacha Van Der Most, Jan Smisek, Klaus Pabst, James Parry, Jeff Tipping, Dr. John Thomas and Steve Hoffman.

o Center Pitch Session Videos - special access to videos of Center Pitch demonstrations and clinics. Available online after the show on a password-protected page.

o SoccerOne VIP Coach Pass Discount Card offering 10% to 60% off merchandise purchased at SoccerOne (pass good for one full year). Will be mailed to participating coaches after the show.

*Note: Due to the high quality of clinicians, the US Soccer Federation will provide 2 CEUs to USSF "A" Licensed coaches in attendance of the VIP Classroom Sessions and Center Pitch Sessions. Purchase of the VIP Coach Pass is required to earn these 2 CEUs.

For more information about Soccer Nation Expo 2010 or the VIP Coach Pass sponsored by the LA Galaxy, please go to...

We'll see you at Soccer Nation Expo 2010!